Women's Swimming
    USC Wins SMU Classic In Dominant Fashion
    Junior Meghan Hawthorne
    Junior Meghan Hawthorne

    Oct. 20, 2012

    Results

    The USC swimming and diving team won five of nine events to finish a wire-to-wire victory at the 2012 SMU Women's Swimming and Diving Classic in Dallas on Saturday (Oct. 20).

    In the six-team event in which eight swimmers from each team compete in a variety of events - with one swimmer only per `A' and `B' heats - USC finished first with 366 points. North Carolina was second (292.5) and was followed by Florida (289), Texas (268), Louisville (236) and host SMU (209.5).

    USC opened with a win in the 200y medley relay as freshman Kendyl Stewart, junior Kasey Carlson and freshmen Jasmine Tosky and Kasia Wilk won in 1:39.83, more than two seconds ahead of second-place Texas.

    UNC's Stephanie Peacock, the 2012 NCAA champion in the 1650y free, won the 500y free, turning in a fast early-season clip (4:38.39) while Trojan senior Haley Anderson took second in 4:44.46 (Anderson won the NCAA title in the race last year). Florida Olympian Elizabeth Beisel was third (4:45.55).

    Junior Stina Gardell was second in the 200y breast in 2:12.80 while Tosky won the `B' final with the same time.

    Stewart won the 200y back in 1:54.11, almost three seconds ahead of second place and a second better than USC's best time last year. Junior Meghan Hawthorne won the `B' final in 1:57.86.

    Carlson won the 100y free in 49.05 (0.05 off her best time last year) while Wilk took the `B' final in 50.51.

    Tosky won the 200y fly in 1:55.12 in another strong performance as she looks to replace USC's greatest ever 200y flyer, Katinka Hosszu. Anderson won the `B' final in 2:00.62.

     

     

    Hawthorne, a candidate to replace Hosszu's NCAA scoring in the 400y IM, will try it also in the 200y IM. She won the race Saturday in 1:58.80 while Gardell won the `B' final in 1:59.15.

    USC's 200y free relay of Carlson, Stewart, Stenkvist and Wilk finished third in 1:33.09 in a tight race, only 0.25 out of first.

    Freshman Sam Adams took fifth on 3-meter springboard with 252.10 points.